Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leap Day

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard It’s that free day, that extra day, that nod to the astral clock that puts our calendar back on schedule. February 29th is not just … Continue reading

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Strategies

Does the rigidity of K-12 curriculum requirements hinder teachers in their search for science-based learning experiences both in and out of the classroom? Are the demands made of teachers and students coming at them so thick and fast that there … Continue reading

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Number Nine

Over the course of the past year, the southern resident orca pods that frequent Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands have added to their number. Nine baby orcas have joined the group, a ten-percent gain for a population that … Continue reading

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The Superlative Seasons

Last summer was the hottest on record for this part of the country. (Hard to remember right now, with all the rain and all.) In fact, it was the first summer ever around here that averaged a high temperature of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Japhy Ryder

To know the spirit of a place is to realize that you are a part of a part and that the whole is made of parts, each of which is whole. You start with the part you are whole in. … Continue reading

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Education vs. Learning

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. Albert Einstein There are times when Mr Einstein sounds more like Yogi Berra. Both men were brilliant in their own way and each of them had a way with … Continue reading

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President’s Day and Shifting Baselines

Those of us of a certain age will remember, in the sepia-toned Februaries of our youth, that there used to be two holidays this month instead of one. We had Lincoln’s Birthday, that gave us one three-day weekend, and the … Continue reading

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